Regulatory

DOL rescinds Trump-era joint-employment regulation

|August 4th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor announced the anticipated final rule that rescinds the Trump-era regulation covering joint employment of workers such as between staffing firms and client companies.
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Deliveroo to leave Spain after laws make delivery workers employees

|August 4th, 2021|

Food delivery work services platform Deliveroo is set to shut down its operations in Spain, months after the government announced changes to the legal status of gig economy workers, City A.M. reports.
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USCIS conducts second random selection from H-1B cap registrations

|August 4th, 2021|

US Citizenship and Immigration Services has selected additional H-1B registrations to reach the fiscal-year 2022 allocations. The newly selected registrants have until Nov. 3 to file their petitions.
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Canada mulls major temp foreign worker policy changes

|July 28th, 2021|

The Canadian government is proposing major changes to the rules for temporary foreign workers to address existing gaps in worker protections and strengthen program integrity.
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Covid compliance: Charting a new course

|July 28th, 2021|

After navigating the Covid-19 pandemic and a fully remote workforce, employers and their legal advisors are charting a new course as they seek to return workers to the office. A staffing firm’s general counsel outlines considerations in Staffing Industry Review.
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Repeal of Trump-era joint employer rule nears as White House concludes review

|July 21st, 2021|

The White House last week cleared the way for a repeal of the Trump administration’s standard for joint employment that many considered more business friendly.
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Buyer to pay $1.45 million in racial harassment suit; failed to take immediate and corrective action

|July 14th, 2021|

The Ohio-based medical and laboratory product manufacturer and distributor and its staffing firm did not take immediate corrective action when workers complained, according to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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New Jersey governor signs IC misclassification legislative package

|July 14th, 2021|

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy last week signed a four-bill legislative package aimed at stopping the practice of misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
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Amazon loses bid to enforce arbitration in IC misclassification lawsuit

|June 23rd, 2021|

The US Supreme Court declined to review a First Circuit ruling that Amazon’s delivery drivers in Massachusetts are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act and cannot be forced into arbitration. The drivers can now take their misclassification case to court.
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OSHA releases Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for healthcare workers, updates general industry guidance

|June 16th, 2021|

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration on June 10 published a Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for specific healthcare settings and provided updated guidance for employers in all other industries to reflect current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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